Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:31:36 +0000 en-gb Lack of Welsh Government action failing care home residents, report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43162-lack-of-welsh-government-action-failing-care-home-residents-report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43162-lack-of-welsh-government-action-failing-care-home-residents-report Lack of Welsh Government action failing care home residents, report
The Welsh Government has failed to take the action it promised in a number of key areas to drive up the quality of life of older people living in care homes in Wales, according to a new report published today by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. The new report…
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Wales Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:52:16 +0000
Workplace or public abuse and harassment against women 'endemic', says report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43161-workplace-or-public-abuse-and-harassment-against-women-endemic-says-report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43161-workplace-or-public-abuse-and-harassment-against-women-endemic-says-report Workplace or public abuse and harassment against women 'endemic', says report
Violence against women and girls is endemic, with widespread cases of harassment at work or public places, according to a new report. The Fawcett Society claimed the legal system was failing women, and needed fundamental reform. Research for the campaign group found that half of women had suffered sexual harassment…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:49:54 +0000
SAMH awarded two-year contract to deliver link worker resource in Aberdeen https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43160-samh-awarded-two-year-contract-to-deliver-link-worker-resource-in-aberdeen https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43160-samh-awarded-two-year-contract-to-deliver-link-worker-resource-in-aberdeen SAMH awarded two-year contract to deliver link worker resource in Aberdeen
Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) has awarded a contract worth £1.4million to Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to deliver a ‘Link Worker’ resource to the city over the next two years. The ACHSCP recognises the current and future challenges posed by an ageing population with long-term…
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Scotland Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:45:03 +0000
Children being 'disadvantaged most' by cuts in public health services https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43159-children-being-disadvantaged-most-by-cuts-in-public-health-services https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43159-children-being-disadvantaged-most-by-cuts-in-public-health-services Children being 'disadvantaged most' by cuts in public health services
Youngsters are being "disadvantaged most" by cuts to public health services, leading children's doctors have said. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said there had been "destructive" reductions in preventive services. A year on from its State of Child Health report, the RCPCH has examined how officials…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:37:08 +0000
Charity 'deeply concerned' as only a third of asthma patients get basic care https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43158-charity-deeply-concerned-as-only-a-third-of-asthma-patients-get-basic-care https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43158-charity-deeply-concerned-as-only-a-third-of-asthma-patients-get-basic-care Charity 'deeply concerned' as only a third of asthma patients get basic care
Millions of asthma patients are not getting basic levels of care, a charity has claimed. Not getting basic levels of care can lead to fatal consequences, Asthma UK said. But its latest poll found that two thirds (65%) said they were not getting at least one element of basic care,…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:11:45 +0000
Doctors juggling patients to compensate for widespread staff shortages, says BMA https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43156-doctors-juggling-patients-to-compensate-for-widespread-staff-shortages-says-bma https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43156-doctors-juggling-patients-to-compensate-for-widespread-staff-shortages-says-bma Doctors juggling patients to compensate for widespread staff shortages, says BMA
Doctors' leaders have expressed concern over "widespread" rota gaps. The British Medical Association said that staffing and financial pressures facing the NHS were leading to delays in treatment and doctors "juggling" large numbers of patients. The comments came after a poll of 900 doctors from across the UK found many…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:36:55 +0000
Mothers losing out on earnings as 'childcare system stacked against them', charity warns https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43155-mothers-losing-out-on-earnings-as-childcare-system-stacked-against-them-charity-warns https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43155-mothers-losing-out-on-earnings-as-childcare-system-stacked-against-them-charity-warns Mothers losing out on earnings as 'childcare system stacked against them', charity warns
Mothers of young children are losing out on over a billion pounds in earnings each year, according to a charity. Save the Children warned that mothers are missing out on millions daily due to "a childcare system that feels stacked against them". The charity used available government figures to look…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:26:54 +0000
Archbishop of Canterbury refuses to clear late Bishop of child sexual abuse https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43154-archbishop-of-canterbury-refuses-to-clear-late-bishop-of-child-sexual-abuse https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43154-archbishop-of-canterbury-refuses-to-clear-late-bishop-of-child-sexual-abuse Archbishop of Canterbury refuses to clear late Bishop of child sexual abuse
The Archbishop of Canterbury has refused to declare the late Bishop Bell innocent of sexually abusing a young girl in the 1950s despite calls from his supporters to clear his name. A review published in December criticised the church for rushing to believe the alleged victim's allegations "without serious investigation…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:22:40 +0000
CPS chief criticised by rape victim campaigners for 'silent consent' comments https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43153-cps-chief-criticised-by-rape-victim-campaigners-for-silent-consent-comments https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43153-cps-chief-criticised-by-rape-victim-campaigners-for-silent-consent-comments CPS chief criticised by rape victim campaigners for 'silent consent' comments
The Director of Public Prosecutions has been criticised for suggesting people who believe they have been raped but stay silent during their ordeal may give the impression they have consented to sex. Alison Saunders said prosecutors considering rape cases must look at whether the suspect had a reasonable belief in…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:17:02 +0000
Watchdog flags up concerns over inmate safety at women's jail https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43157-watchdog-flags-up-concerns-over-inmate-safety-at-women-s-jail https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43157-watchdog-flags-up-concerns-over-inmate-safety-at-women-s-jail Watchdog flags up concerns over inmate safety at women's jail
The prisons watchdog has raised the alarm over safety at a women's jail for the first time in years. In a rare finding, HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) rated the female site at HMP Peterborough as "not sufficiently good" on safety. Its report said inmates felt intimidated by verbal bullying…
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England Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:08:21 +0000
Inquiry hears Met received 700% rise in online child abuse care referrals https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43152-inquiry-hears-met-received-700-rise-in-online-child-abuse-care-referrals https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43152-inquiry-hears-met-received-700-rise-in-online-child-abuse-care-referrals Inquiry hears Met received 700% rise in online child abuse care referrals
Britain's biggest police force witnessed a 700% spike in the number of online child abuse cases referred to them by national investigators over three years, an inquiry has heard. The National Crime Agency (NCA) alerted Scotland Yard to potential paedophiles operating over the internet on 647 occasions between January 1…
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England Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:30:30 +0000
Social care providers team up for Lochaber information and jobs events https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43151-social-care-providers-team-up-for-lochaber-information-and-jobs-events https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43151-social-care-providers-team-up-for-lochaber-information-and-jobs-events Social care providers team up for Lochaber information and jobs events
Health and social care providers across Lochaber are to join forces later this week for a series of events designed to promote the latest job opportunities within the local ‘care at home’ sector. Independent and voluntary care providers such as Crossroads, Day and Night Owls, Carr Gomm and Lucerne have…
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Scotland Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:11:01 +0000
MP concern as more than 220,000 score 'zero points' on disability benefits tests https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43150-mp-concern-as-more-than-220-000-score-zero-points-on-disability-benefits-tests https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43150-mp-concern-as-more-than-220-000-score-zero-points-on-disability-benefits-tests MP concern as more than 220,000 score 'zero points' on disability benefits tests
More than 220,000 people have been given "zero scores" in both parts of the test for disability benefits in only 18 months, according to new figures. Labour's Angela Eagle called the statistics "deeply worrying" and said it reflected growing numbers of cases causing people great distress in her constituency. Personal…
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England Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:13:56 +0000
Stars share family photos to support Barnardo's foster carers appeal https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43149-stars-share-family-photos-to-support-barnardo-s-foster-carers-appeal https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43149-stars-share-family-photos-to-support-barnardo-s-foster-carers-appeal Stars share family photos to support Barnardo's foster carers appeal
Paloma Faith and Fay Ripley are among a group of celebrities sharing family photos to support an urgent appeal for foster carers. Former Towie stars Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas, Love Island's Marcel Somerville, Gogglebox vicar Kate Bottley and gold medallist sprinter Jamie Baulch are also backing the Barnardo's campaign…
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England Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:09:24 +0000
Nun tells abuse inquiry she would 'administer a slap' on children at orphanage https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43148-nun-tells-abuse-inquiry-she-would-administer-a-slap-on-children-at-orphanage https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43148-nun-tells-abuse-inquiry-she-would-administer-a-slap-on-children-at-orphanage Nun tells abuse inquiry she would 'administer a slap' on children at orphanage
A nun has told an inquiry she "slapped" children in her care at an orphanage but said she is "not aware" of beating a boy unconscious. The 73-year-old was giving evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry of her time at Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark, South Lanarkshire, between 1969…
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Scotland Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:01:31 +0000